US actor and member of the Feature Film Jury Kristen Stewart removed her shoes on the red carpet as she arrived on May 14 for the screening of the film "BlacKkKlansman" at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. She then walked barefoot up the stairs in protest against the festival’s controversial policy that makes it mandatory for women to wear high heels on the red carpet.
After a group of women wearing flat shoes were reportedly turned away from a screening of “Carol” in 2015, the controversial dress code caused many to speak out in fury.
Stewart rebelled against the discriminatory dress code last year as well saying: “If you're not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you cannot ask me either."
However, Stewart isn't the first person to take her shoes off on the red carpet since the 2015 incident. Julia Roberts went barefoot at Cannes at the premiere for “Money Monster” in 2016.